brute-force search

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brute-force search

A popular term for an inelegant and inefficient search for data, with no useful abstraction or curating.
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Organizations worldwide have learned that brute force search does not meet most users' needs when looking for information in an organization's digital files.
99% of the brute force search method) when SCSI is used to perform RRM.
The other method involved a multi-stage, adaptive brute force search.